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Sep 13, 2010 9:00pm CDT
to know more than enbridge what has caused this incident. we do strive for 0 incidents. this concerns us and we take it very seriously. >> the longer term clean-up still needs to be investigated, the impact to ground water, how far it's gone into the soil, that kind of thing. >> reporter: what needs no investigation, whether this spill will hit chicago drivers in the wallet. it's happening already. depending on where you fill your tank, gas prices are already up between 15 and 20 cents a gallon, with room to go even higher. if you think it's no big deal, just talk to a chicago cabby. >> it become very scary for us. >> reporter: it's likely to get scarier still, unless another way can be found to provide oil normally carried by this pipeline, or to get this fixed fast and the crude flowing again. >> bottom line, this is a big deal, especially for the chicago area, because this pipeline feeds four of the major refineries that produce gasoline around this area. >> reporter: and because of this spill, analysts say gasoline prices in the chicago land area are going up, while the rest of the n
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Sep 16, 2010 12:00pm CDT
. >>> officials with the rta predict it will cost you more to use public transportation next year. the rta says there will nobody major expansion of chicago's transit system for many years. and fare increases will be necessary to keep existing system running. the red line expansion and metro line improvements are on hold. the state owes the rta $300 million this year. so in an agreement to free spare is to years is void unless funding comes through. >>> mayor daley must submit a new city budget plan next month. tonight he will host the last of three public hearings on that budget. the city faces a deficit of more than $600 million. the mayor plans to take suggestions and questions tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the north grand high school gymnasium that's at 4338 west avenue. >>> the bear's say there is one pro-- the mayor's wife say there is one program that will remain. maggie daley celebrating 20 years of her program after school matters. it helps chicago children by teaching them job skills and introducing them to the arts. as for her husband's decision to retire from city hall, maggie daley says
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Sep 23, 2010 9:00pm CDT
is the technology that law enforcement also has at its access and that allows us to legitimately track known child pornography images. >> reporter: last month lisa madigan announced she would be cracking down on child pornographers by tracking on their computers. they've been trading and transporting images. wgn news. >>> the alligator found in buffalo grove this week, the owner could be facing jail time. he admitted to keeping the gator in a large enclosure with sunken ponds and water falls with brick walls and fencing. if charged he could face up to 30 days in jail and a $1500 fine. he could be headed to the alligator of the world theme park in florida. >>> still ahead: tow troubles. drivers forced to pay hefty fees in one neighborhood. >>> and using your own body fat by making you look better. streak transplants using fat from your other cheeks. >>> i've been kicked out mexico, out of canada. i'm the only to be deported back to the united states three times. >> local latin comics finding their voice. >>> and jim ramsey will tell us how far the temperatures will fall this week. [ female announc
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Sep 29, 2010 12:00pm CDT
payne. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america. wgn's nancy loo has been following the story and joins us live outside the woman's home in the south shore neighborhood. >> reporter: well, as you might guess, this incident is the talk of the neighborhood and residents are split. some are siding with the woman who open fire on two yuck children while other -- young children and others say she took things too far. regardless, chicago police are siding with her. the 68-year-old elderly widow who lived alone in this small home is staying behind closed doors today. and through a friend she is requesting privacy. >> she is emotionally distraught. she doesn't want to talk. she wants to try to find a way to take care of the damage that the children caused. >> indeed, windows are broken and loose bricks are on her property. she told police the 12 and 13- year-old boys now charged had broken her windows and returned later to throw bricks at her. that's when she pulled out a gun and opened fire hitting the 12-year-old in the arm. neighbors say the same boys had b
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Sep 20, 2010 9:00pm CDT
on saturday night. he was arrested for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device. these are serious charges, and authorities say he wanted to blow up willis tower and hurt the mayor, and more, all to prove a point. >> his attempt was to kill as many poem as he could in an area of town that was highly populated in a time of night that could create as much destruction as possible. >> reporter: a resident of lebanese decent, like twept somethings, his facebook page is filled with photos, and nothing to say about his plot to blow up citizens in wrigleyville. undercover agents set him up with explosive device, and it was a rock concert going on just a half a block away. >> everything from his perspective was working and ready to go. he set it for a 20 minute explosive period, set out on foot, dropped it into a receptacle and left and was arrested shortly thereafter. >> i was running down the side streets, didn't think much about it and went back it work johe wasn't skilled at carrying out such a scheme and who knew he had had bigger plans for des
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Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm CDT
welcome our viewers watching us around the country on wgn. america. and julian cruze join us with the latest. >> reporter: the two most colorful members of rod blagojevich's legal steam out. sam adam junior and senior are expected to be in federal court tomorrow and formally ask the federal judge to be dropped from the high profile case. the motion details some of the reasons behind the decision. he's out of money and he's entitled to a pair of court appointed attorneys and a parallel. and the ex-governor had a team of 14 lawyers and seven parallels and staff for the first trial. to given the limitations this time around, the adams duo asking to be dropped from the case. and in today's motion they say that they reached their decision in concert with rod blagojevich and other members of his legal team. two other defense attorneys are expected to remain on board. they'll defend the ex-governor against a beefy of corruption charges. rod blagojevich was convicted on one counts of lying to federal investigators, 23 other nay harrisburgtowned flrnt reports that the adam as team wou
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Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm CDT
the u.s. steel plant used to stand. they are talking about making it a mutual use facility bringing in the jobs. and the union brought their truck through, because, they had union members here staging a rally talking about backing candidates who will put people to work. >> up with of those to speak was jesse jackson, jr. and he is being mentioned as a potential candidate to run for mayor of chicago to replace richard daley. but he was a no show leaving his wife to deal with the reporter's questions concern hog in the family is planning on running for mayor. the congressman or she? >> i have considered it, i'm less inclimbed to to it. i believe whoever does it has to understand the nature of the city's finances and has to have a reach that's tkphroeubl enough to help companies emerge into the markets. and one with that qualification to steer in the future. my husband has that absolutely. >> the congressman, we're told, was home sick with the flu. as you heard she does not sond like a candidate but her husband sounds undecided. >> thank you, robert. >>> a scary moment in yesterday's c
CW
Sep 15, 2010 12:00pm CDT
afternoon, i'm steve sanders. >> i'm allison payne. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america. wgn's julian crews is live at police headquarters with more on the march. julian? >> reporter: good afternoon. the protest just ended a short while ago having lasted less than two hours. now mayor richard m. daley is on the record supporting his police superintendent, but the mayor's recent decision to step aside leaves jody weis in limbo with his contract set to expire in a growing number of people clamoring for his resignation. >> some people better rise up to the occasion and start talking to mayor daley and say, listen what we are doing is not working. >> this isn't good for us and not for the citizens of chicago. >> we need to begin the search now for the new superintendent. this superintendent's contract is up on february 1. we shouldn't be wasting time until the last moment. >> harsh word for a vulnerable jody weis. embattled police superintendent is hearing it from all sides from chicago aldermen urging him to resign and from rank and file patrolmen
CW
Sep 9, 2010 12:00pm CDT
on the southwest side of the city with that story for us. >>> good afternoon. the superintendent of police says despite all of the speculation, that he has to remain focused on doing his job. now, at a dedication here at new calmica academy on the southwest side, mayor richard m. daley defended weis' performance and defended his superintendent saying that he is doing a good job. now the "sun-times" report says that weis knows his days are numbered. >> i don't know who is spreading that rumor. you get a lot of blah spread every day. this man came in and did the job that was necessary. in regards to another generation of young men and women in the police department and the caps program and everything else that he has done. he has done a very, very good job and i'm proud i appointed him. >> with superintendent jody weis in attendance, the mayor praised the head of the chicago police department who faces labor trouble, a disheartened police force set to march in protest to headquarters and controversy over a recent meeting with gang leaders. weis drew fire from critics who say that his face to face
CW
Sep 9, 2010 9:00pm CDT
department. tell us what you think. would you like to see jody weis stay on as the top cop after daley leaves office? text yes or no to 97999 or go to wgntv.com. >>> george ryan wants to ask a judge to let him out of prison early. not only are his lawyers challenging his conviction, but they're pleading that ryan's wife is terminally ill. the 76-year-old laura lynn ryan isn't expected to live more than a few years. she was in court attached to an oxygen tank with her son. dan webb says the so-called honest services law curtailed by the supreme court this summer should nullify some of the convictions. >> george ryan subpoena now in prison serving time for something that the united states supreme court said is not a crime. >> we argued he breached his duties but also that he was bought and paid for. i believe the ryan trial meets the higher burdens. >> all sides in the ryan case will be back in court on november 1. >>> burning upheaval of the florida pastor's plans to burn the muslim holy book. he planned to torch the koran on saturday. today he buckled under intense pressure. now he says he's
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Sep 18, 2010 9:00pm CDT
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Sep 22, 2010 9:00pm CDT
're going to go out and poll. >> reporter: a will the -- lot of polling going on. told us in this studio today that she loves the job she has now but has refused to rule out a run for mayor. >> thank you. >>> 82 years old and a veteran chicago politician is running again. the oldest member of the city council wants an 11th term. he feels his experience is needed because of daley's retire. >> a new mayor is going to need someone like myself to guide him. this is going to be an awesome responsibility. >> the people on this ward are very much ready for a change. they're ready for someone with a vision, determination, someone that's going to be very service-oriented to the people. >> or her. his youthful opponent could be tough to beat. he won his last election by just 700 votes. >>> man accusing of doing everything from assassinating mayor daley painting the water in chicago remains behind bars. sami samir hassoun faced a court today. he requested a psychology evaluation. the attorney reports he is competent to stand trial but things need to be considered. >>> 19-year-old george lash was sh
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Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm CDT
are watching us around the country on wgn america. wgn's judy wang is live in roseland with our top story. >> good afternoon. michael pierce's family says that they had a shotgun in the house for protection. they purchased it legally and had it locked up. the boys found the key. pierce's 14-year-old brother remains in custody. >> we were going to miss michael. michael was blessing to us for 12 years. we don't know how we will make it without him. >> reporter: michael pierce's family adopted him when he was four months old. his mother found him in the family's home on east 130 place last night. the 12-year-old was lying at bottom of the basement stairs with gunshot wounds to his head. pierce was pronounced dead about half hour after he was found. investigators say the evidence suggests this shooting was an accident. no charges have been filed. >> it had to be because they were like twins. they was -- when you saw one, you saw the other. they ran, played back and forth, up and down the block with rollers. whether those roller skates -- just fun kids. >> saw them last week sitting on the por
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Sep 15, 2010 9:00pm CDT
have a country away. good evening i'm micah materre. >> and i'm mark suppelsa. who is using atms to steal the money? tom negovan is at the wheeling police department today. [ no audio ] >> a lot of people ahead of me and some people behind me. >> reporter: rich valenzo one of a stream of people making a statement today with missing money and a fee charge. the person used his information at another bank. six other loams have been taken for the same. >> $500 was taking out of my checking account by a debit card in pasadena while i was having lunch. >> reporter: you heard her right. she was in chicago having lunch. it has been happening with residents of both wheeling and buffalo grove. it's the same complaint over and over again. police have a stackup. even they are blown away by the number of cases. >> what we are telling people is call your banks, let them know you're concerned about their doesn't cards. you want to make sure it hasn't been accessed. and then if that doesn't work, cash is the way to go. >> reporter: they do business at an array of different banks. amounts ranging
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Sep 28, 2010 12:00pm CDT
us around the country on wgn america. and we begin with some breaking news. former president jimmie carter has been hospitalized. according to the associated press, president carter experienced an unknown health issue on a flight to cleveland. he had been transferred to metro health hospital in cleveland or has been. no word on his condition. we will bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> our other top story, she was disfigured by an acid attack two years ago. today she is ready to face her accused attackers in court. >>> wgn's muriel clair is live at cook county criminal court with that story. >> reporter: good afternoon. acid victim espiranza medina is in the courthouse. she is waiting to be called into the courtroom. she in earlier interviews this week promised she would wear a black dress. a black sleeveless dress and she is wearing one with cut low in the back and cut low in the front. so that her scars are in full display for the two women who allegedly planned the assault on her that caused her to be disfigured for life. espiranza medina is the prosecution's
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Sep 29, 2010 12:00am CDT
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Sep 29, 2010 9:00pm CDT
for november 1st and november 3rd. >> thanks a lot. >>> guilty and headed to prison after providing a gun used to murder a depaul student. gave the gun to a fellow gang membership who was kicked out of a halloween party last year only to return and kill velancia. he didn't know the gun would be used in murder. the valencia family happy to see him go. >>> margaret matthews being comforted today. she is the one who shot a 12- year-old neighbor after they threw bricks at her house then at her. the incident happened yesterday afternoon. the boys have been terrorizing matthews for nearly a year. her stepson says he was defending herself. >> she shot a gun not intentionally to hurt anybody or take anyone's life. it was just out of fear of her trying to protect herself from this ongoing harassment. >> no charges being filed against ms. matthews. neighbors are helping repair her broken windows. >>> chicago plans on holding its first police entrance exam in four years because of the shortage. the experience requirements should be eliminated, one says. call telling the chicago sun times he wants to do a
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Sep 26, 2010 9:00pm CDT
sweet little girl was taken from us. >> >> reporter: maya would have been eight today, but her life was cut short by a hit-and-run driver. >> it is hard for me to wrap my mind around how slowly and quickly time has passed. >> reporter: today, hundreds took to the intersection where maya was run over after leaving the zoo with her mother and brother. >> the intersection will always carry memories for us of how maya was killed, we want you to remember as you walk how our little granddaughter lived. loud and silly, loving and well loved. >> reporter: today's walk helped to raise money for a park bench that bears maya's name. money will be donated to children's memorial hospital where maya died. the driver that killed maya was eventually caught and sent to prison. her parents say they will continue to raise awareness of pedestrian safety so no other parent suffers the same painful loss. bob? >> thanks so much. >>> the wife of u.s. representative jessie jackson junior are she was mortified and in agony when her husband told her of her extramarital affair. they have both undergone counsel
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